Hosting a National event during times of Covid is no easy task, so we are thankful for the team at PAPO to agree to be the main hosting club, using their experience in running events under different Covid restriction levels to ensure the event can happen under both level 1 and 2 Covid restrictions. This means that if any part of the country is at level 2, then the event will happen under level 2 restrictions to ensure everyone attending is kept safe and that we comply with the ONZ and MoH guidelines. Of course we are hopeful the country will stay at level 1, but it is good to know that plans are in place to still run the MTBO Champs should any part of the country move up a level. We hope this gives people a bit more certainty, and that they will have more confidence to enter and organise travel to the event.
And on the subject of entries, don't forget to get your entries in before March 27th to be in to win one of 2 Graeme Read Mapboards! Even without the promise of great prizes, this event has such outstanding areas to ride on with awesome maps that any NZ based MTBOers would be crazy to miss out.
We expect final event information to be up on the website in the next week or two, so stay tuned!